It’s easy to quit smoking

… I’ve done it so many times I’ve stopped counting.

The quote mostly highlights the fact that my ambition to write regularly in this blog clearly has not been successful this far. Still, I’m not beating myself up over it, because I feel that I have poured my energy into many other endeavours that have been successful this year so far.

  • I am currently halfway through course 7 out of 10 in the Data Science specialisation given by Johns Hopkins University on Coursera, which my goal is to complete before the end of the year.
  • A month from now I’m moving from Stockholm to Berlin to take up a new job. I’ve talked for years about working abroad and that I finally put my mind to it and made it happen feels like a great accomplishment no matter how it all will turn out in the end. If nothing else, I will be staying in Berlin in my favourite part of the city and pursue my career and personal goals.

The second part of why I chose the quote to open the blog post with is because it is a reminder that failing at something is ok, because you can always try again. The real failure would be to give up on trying. Thus, in the words of Samuel Becket; Try again. Fail again. Fail better.

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